Weekend Round Up, July 28 – 31


The dog days of summer are upon us! Enjoy a cookout at Bourbon Steak, head to Dunder Mifflin, take in some tennis and more.

The Citi Open Kicks Off Saturday 

Calling all tennis fans! The Citi Open tennis tournament kicks off Saturday with lots of things to do in addition to the tennis itself. Catch 11 different sessions with big names like Andy Murray, Venus Williams and D.C. native Hailey Baptiste. Foodies will be happy to hear there will be culinary offerings from José Andrés, Nick Stefanelli and more. There will be a signature cocktail on hand too (the “Real Ace,” with Real Azul Tequila). Bring the kids to Sunday’s Citi Open Kids’ Day with face painting, children’s tennis matches and giveaways. More on the Citi Open can be found here.

BBQ with Bourbon Steak Anyone? 

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm’s Chef Vincent Badiee is visiting Bourbon Steak Sunday evening for an Americana-themed cookout. Enjoy barbecue like gourmet burgers, brats and slushies to stay cool. More on this Sunday’s event can be found here.

Immerse Yourself in Dunder Mifflin Beginning This Weekend 

For fans of The Office, you’ll want to check out opening weekend of The Office Experience. The fun begins today at 1020 G St. NW. You’ll be able to take Instagrammable photos with Kevin’s famous (spilled) chili, answer the phone at reception like Pam and be the “World’s Best Boss” sitting at Michael Scott’s desk. Stay tuned for more in our August issue on this cult favorite. More on how to get tickets can be found here.

“American Prophet” at Arena Stage 

Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright comes back to Arena Stage with “American Prophet,” a musical inspired by the speeches and writings of Frederick Douglass. There are new melodies and an original script by Marcus Hummon (Grammy Winner for “Bless the Broken Road”) and Randolph-Wright. The show tells the story of Douglass’s legacy and spirit. More information on tickets can be found here.

The Last Weekend of The Second City’s “The Revolution Will Be Improvised”  

Chicago’s Second City improv troupe has returned to in-person shows. Their travels to D.C. end this weekend. Their show “The Revolution Will Be Improvised” brings an original comedy sensation that makes lots of fun out of our “new normal,” including remote work, doomscrolling and binge-watching lots of TV. More on tickets can be found here.

The Second City improv troupe ends their time at The Kennedy Center this weekend. Courtesy Kennedy Center.

Have Some “Sunday Serenity” with Yoga at Dumbarton House 

The eighth annual summer Sunday yoga series at Dumbarton House continues this Sunday at 10 a.m. The one-hour all levels class is a bring-your-own-mat session and a waiver is required to participate. A $5 per-person donation is suggested. If it rains, class is canceled at or after 8 a.m. the morning of the class. Check Dumbarton House’s social media for more info on weather cancellations. More on Sunday Serenity Yoga can be found here.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Dumbarton House begins this Sunday at 10 a.m. Courtesy Dumbarton House.

Check Out the Frontera Project at the National Building Museum

The Frontera Project uses theater, music, movement, play and interactive conversations with actors and the audience to depict and discuss the life of people living intimately on, with, and across a vibrant binational border. It will be presented by Mexican actors from the “Tiajuana Hace Teatro” playgroup during the National Building Museum ‘s summer block party The Playhouse on the custom built Folger Shakespeare Library stage installation in the center of the historic building, at noon Friday July 29 through Sunday July 31. On Monday August 1, the Frontera Project will be part of the “Late Night At the Museum” activities between 8-10 p.m. Frontera Project performances are free to those with NBM entry tickets. The project encourages audiences to engage in conversations with the Mexican/American actors about life at the US/Mexico Border and is produced with support from the Mexican Cultural Institute. More information on the Frontera Project can be found here. 

The Frontera Project comes to the National Building Museum this weekend. Courtesy Frontera Project.

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